US Coast Guard Gunboat

On November 16, 2010, in Captain's Rants, Captain's Raves, Photos, by Aaron

This heavily gunned Coast Guard vessel passed me in the Pamlico Sound on the East Coast this week.  I was able to snap this photo.

I’m quite happy to see a show of force on arguably one of Americas weakest points of entry, her coastline. More to the point, in all my years of bouncing in and out of the US waters and following all the rules to a “T”, I’ve never been boarded or inspected. I can only assume it’s because of lack of funding, but I would prefer to see a string of aircraft carriers up and down both coasts of North America, but that’s just one man’s rantings.

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